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Dog days bluegill can be tough to find. July and August seem to usher in fishless days as worms under a bobber and small jigs are left untouched. Many of us just hang up the rod and reel until the hot weather breaks. The secret to fishing for bluegills in the dog days of summer is to go deep. Try a cricket or nightcrawler in up to 30 feet of water around rocks, bridge pilings, wood and other deep structure. Most of the bigger bluegill have abandoned the shallow weedbeds they were frequenting in the spring. If you can locate a thermocline be assured that the big 'gills will be right on top of it.